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DOHA: Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan has said he got at least 2,500 threatening phone calls from the Muslim Brotherhood after Mohammed Mursi took over Egypt’s presidency.
“I have a list of all the phone numbers from which I have received the threatening calls. All of them were from Egypt. I can publish the numbers,” Khalfan was quoted as saying by Arabianbusiness.com.
Arabianbusiness.com reported that in a video footage on Emirates24/7, a UAE-based news website, Khalfan said the Muslim Brotherhood has been trying to suggest that his criticism of the outfit is actually targetting Egypt.
“This is not true. I am not talking about Egypt. I am talking about the Muslim Brotherhood. They are trying to propagandise that my criticism of the organisation is actually aimed at Egypt.”
“The people of Egypt are intelligent and they know that I am talking about the Muslim Brotherhood and not about Egypt,” Khalfan, known for Brotherhood-bashing, was quoted as saying. Unruffled by the threatening phone calls, the outspoken Dubai police boss again took aim at the Muslim Brotherhood and Mursi on Twitter yesterday and said they must admit their failure in Egypt — a reference to their rule and the ongoing public protests.
He said he urges the members of the Muslim Brotherhood to leave Egypt before a ‘catastrophe’ strikes, Al Sharq reported yesterday. “I don’t know why they are not admitting their failure,” Khalfan said. “Admitting your failure would be an act of courage. It would be a noble gesture from you,” the Dubai police chief said on Twitter. The Peninsula